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A strong year for European equity issuance

February 15, 2022

Last year saw a significant increase in equity raising across Europe’s equity market in a bid to fuel the continent’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vladimir Potapov

Markets will need to rethink high valuations

February 15, 2022

The CEO of VTB Capital Investments talks to Burhan Khadbai about the macroeconomic landscape, the rise of retail investing in Russia and the asset manager’s ambitions to get involved in the growing cryptocurrency market.

Constantinos Petrides Cyprus Minister of Finance

Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

Nuriya Kapralou

Russia’s banks embracing an ecosystem approach

February 3, 2022

The rapid pace of digitalisation is disrupting traditional banking operations in Russia, encouraging incumbents to look to new business models.

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The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks 2021

December 1, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and widespread political turmoil in the region may have taken a toll on the profitability of the lenders included in The Banker’s 2021 Top 100 CIS Banks ranking, but they have managed to increase their assets.

Belarusian banks face challenging times ahead

November 30, 2021

The growing humanitarian crisis at the Belarusian border has incurred additional EU sanctions, which will impact the country’s economic recovery.

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Fueling the Armenian economy as an absolute leader in banking

November 18, 2021

Ameriabank CJSC is a universal bank offering corporate, investment and retail banking services in a comprehensive package of banking solutions. We carve out paths for improvement of your business and lifestyle, via both traditional and alternative, hyper-advanced banking technologies. An individual approach to each client, innovation, and high professionalism and experience attained by joint efforts of the united team are the underlying basis of our activity. This is evidenced by the whole history of the bank.

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Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility

October 27, 2021

Since its beginning, the third decade of the 21st century has been marked by an increasing awareness of the need for sustainable behaviour, and not just from businesses, but from every individual, in all areas of life. As a financial institution, Komercni banka will continue to fully align sustainability trends within the principles of its business and commercial activities.

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ROE at Georgian banks slumps as pandemic bites

October 27, 2021

Return on equity at TBC Bank, the country’s largest lender, almost halved in 2020.

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NII continues to grow at Armenian banks

October 20, 2021

At Ardshinbank, the country’s second largest bank by assets, net interest income rose 20% last year.

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